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Abreviations and Acronyms

Discussion in 'Stickies' started by Lee, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Lee

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    There have been a few requests for this, so I will get it started with some that I can think of:

    DD - dear daughter, not diabetic daughter like I first thought, same with:
    DS - Dear Son
    DH - dear husband
    DW- dear wife
    BS - Blood Sugar
    I:C - Insulin to Carb Ratio
    ISF: Insulin Sensitivity Factor (how much 1 unit of insulin lowers BS)
    IOB - Insulin on Board (how much insulin is still in the system after eating or corrections)
    TDD - Total Daily Dose
    MDI - Multiple Daily Injections
    YDMV - Your Diabetes May Vary (thanks Bad Shoes - also a great blog at:http://ydmv.blogspot.com/)

    Something else that confused me:
    Basal: Long acting (like Lantus - only on the pump it is the same insulin, just given at a constant rate, given to keep bs stable all the time- ha!)
    Bolus: Quick Acting (Like Novolog or Humalog - given to cover carbs)

    Hot new addons:
    DX or DXD- Diagnosed
    CGM or CGMS - Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems
    BG - blood glucose
    MIL - mother in law
    SIL - sister in law
    BIL - brother in law
    MM - Minimed
    DKA- diabetic ketoacidosis
    IDDM- insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
    NIDDM- non-insulin dependent

    PS- we had a big list posted about a year ago, but I just can't find it! How long are threads kept around?
     
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  2. Charmed7

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    This should get stickied for new members. :D
     
  3. twodoor2

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    Or Jeff can keep a special web page open for acronyms????
     
  4. D-Dad

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    That would be nice. Oh and dxd - diagnosed (that threw me off). CGMS...
     
  5. saxmaniac

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    Definitely make this sticky, and add dx/cgms to the original post.
     
  6. Lee

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    Added those two!
     
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    A few more...

    BG = blood glucose
    MIL mother in law
    SIL sister in law
    BIL brother in law
    MM Minimed
     
  8. Caynuns mom

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    heres a few more


    DKA- diabetic ketoacidosis

    IDDM- insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

    NIDDM- non-insulin dependent
     
  9. blbrocky

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    Thank you for the list.

    I have been on this forum since son's diagnosis in April 07 and thought all this time that DD, DH, DS was diabetic daughter, husband and son. Oops! :eek:

    Becky
     
  10. Ivan's Mum

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    YDMV - your dose(diabetes) may very
    IMHO - in my humble opinion
    FYI - for your information
     
  11. sevans

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    I have only been here about a month and I have been thinking the same thing. :p
     
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    CWD - Children with Diabetes
    FFL - Friends for Life CWD conference/family get together
    IMHO - In my humble opinion
    IMO - in my opinion
    BBL - Be back later
    BRB - Be right back

    I'm sure there are others....
     
  13. sevans

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    could someone please post what O/T means? I think it means off topic, but I want to make sure.
     
  14. twodoor2

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    We need a new acroynm SH for Stupid Husband. Or is that a "no no" around here.

    DIA - Duration of Insulin Action
     
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  15. mjtjmcouch

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    Thank you, that helps. I'll have to print them and keep them in front of me.

    ____________________
    Jennifer mom to,
    Jeffrey (7/11/03) dxd 2/29/08
    Melanie (2/24/05)
    Stepmom to Travis 4/22/95
     
  16. Gaia

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    Lee, this is fantastic TYSM!! LOL ( thank you so much, laugh out loud :D ) Seriously, its really helpful & I agree it should be a sticky for newbies like me. Maybe we can do a poll on that & submit it to Jeff? Just a thought. :cwds:
     
  17. Lee

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    Bump for all the new people!
     
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    What is kwim?
     
  19. twodoor2

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    Know what I mean?
     
  20. zell828

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    I've been using SD for stepdaughter. I think I am the only stepmom here though :eek:
     

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